Tagged: climate change

A bird’s eye view of New Zealand’s changing glaciers - Guest Work

Guest Work Jun 08, 2018

Andrew Lorrey, National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research; Andrew Mackintosh, Victoria University of Wellington, and brian.anderson@vuw.ac.nz, Victoria University of Wellington Every March, glacier “watchers” take to the skies to photograph snow and ice clinging to high peaks along the length of New Zealand’s Southern Alps. This flight needs to happen on cloud-free and … Read More

Why blowing the 1.5C global warming goal will leave poor tropical nations sweating most of all - Guest Work

Guest Work May 31, 2018

Andrew King, University of Melbourne and Luke Harrington, University of Oxford Almost all of us are going to be worse off as climate change takes hold, whether through heatwaves, changing rainfall patterns, sea level rise, or damage to ecosystems. But it’s the world’s poorest people who will suffer the biggest disruptions to … Read More

Aerosols: the disco balls of Earth’s atmosphere - Guest Work

Guest Work May 18, 2018

Dr Laura Revell When you say ‘aerosols,’ I think deodorant spray cans… Yes and no. Aerosols – tiny particles or droplets suspended in the air – are the mist of liquid particles that come out of spray cans. But they also exist in the atmosphere on vast scales and are produced from various natural processes and human activities. Such as? … Read More

Do we care about the future? Why New Zealand needs an agreed framework for how we value future lives - Guest Work

Guest Work May 15, 2018

By Matt Boyd and Nick Wilson We have just published an article (free online) on existential risks – with an NZ orientated perspective.1 In this blog we discuss some of the issues that NZ society could start to discuss. Do we value future people? Do we care about the wellbeing of people who don’t yet exist? Do we care … Read More

Good science doesn’t guarantee public acceptance – diverse evidence may help - Guest Work

Guest Work May 12, 2018

Arthur Kary, UNSW; Ben Newell, UNSW, and Brett Hayes, UNSW It takes more than just robust science to convince people to take on a certain point of view – consider topics such as vaccination, genetically modified foods and climate change. Our recent study looked how at the balance of evidence … Read More

Thanks Mum and Dad! Reef fish inherit tolerance to warming oceans - News

Jean Balchin May 02, 2018

Recent research published in Nature Climate Change has found that reef fish can inherit from their parents the genetic tools to adjust to warming oceans. Obviously, given that our climate is rapidly changing, the decline of animal populations – particularly marine populations – is a distinct concern. For the first time, researchers from the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral … Read More

What children can teach us about looking after the environment - Guest Work

Guest Work Apr 18, 2018

Rebecca Koomen, Max Planck Institute This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. United States President Donald Trump sparked outrage last year when he announced that the US would pull out of the Paris climate agreement. The decision frustrated world leaders because it undermined the process of global cooperation, … Read More